On July 8, 2014 State Police at Liberty arrested Stephanie Foley, age 29 of Roscoe, NY after an investigation into the filing of false applications with the Sullivan County Department of Health and Family Services. An investigation by State Police and Sullivan County Welfare Fraud investigators determined that Foley filed false paperwork with Sullivan County in an effort to obtain public benefits. Read more
On 06/30/2014, Troopers from SP Wurtsboro responded to a reported car/pedestrian motor vehicle accident which occurred on ST-209 in Wurtsboro. The investigation at the scene determined that a 2009 Honda Civic, operated by a forty-eight year old male from Phillipsport, N.Y. was traveling north bound on ST-209 when the vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian crossing the roadway in the area of Porco Gas. The pedestrian was identified as Donna Manning, age 78, of Wurtsboro, N.Y. The state police advise that no tickets have been issued but that the accident is still under investigation.
On June 26, 2014, the New York State Police in Wurtsboro arrested Richard Gonzales, age 50, of Rock Hill, NY, for the felony charges of Rape in the First Degree and Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree. He was additionally charged with the misdemeanor offense of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Gonzales was arrested and charged following an investigation which revealed he had engaged in forcible sexual intercourse with a 12 year old female. The incident occurred on June 24, 2014 in his apartment. Gonzales and the victim are acquaintances. Read more
The New York State Police in conjunction with the Village of Highland Falls Police Department and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office investigated a homicide that occurred on Friday, June 20, 2014, in Highland Falls, NY.
The homicide appears to have been the culmination of a violent domestic incident between Leonard Salters, age 51, and his wife, Junco Salters, age 62, both of Highland Falls, NY. Junco Salters was found in the couple’s apartment with multiple stab wounds. She was transported to St. Lukes Cornwall Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Read more
State Police in Roscoe NY observed a 1998 Lincoln Town Car off of the road and into a ditch on Tennanah Lake Road in Roscoe. The driver, identified as 53 year old Anne Slowey of Roscoe NY, told police that while she was driving, she turned to reprimand her two juvenile children, seated in the rear, and veered off of the roadway. Troopers were unable to locate the children. Read more
Port Jervis City Police with assistance from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations Group executed a “No Knock” Search Warrant issued from Port Jervis City Court upon an apartment located at 3 Barcelow Street in the City of Port Jervis, on June 20, 2014 based upon on-going investigations into the illicit sale of narcotic drugs in the City of Port Jervis. Read more
On June 20, 2014 at approximately 10:00 am, the Pennsylvania State Police in Honesdale responded to a residence located at 147 Daniels Road, South Canaan Township, Wayne County for the report of a female that was shot inside the residence. Upon arrival at the residence, Troopers found Rebecca Pisall,
20 years old, with a gunshot wound. Ms. Pisall was subsequently flown to Geisinger CMC Hospital in Scranton, where she is in critical condition. A male suspect was taken into custody. Read more
On Wednesday June 18, 2014 State Police at Liberty and members of the Sullivan County Family Violence Response Team arrested Saundra Hansson, age 21 of Mexico, NY after an investigation into an assault on a 3 year old child. The child is currently listed in critical condition at a regional trauma center with numerous internal and external injuries. Read more
The New York State Police in Wurtsboro announce the arrest of Krystal Corley, age 23, of Bloomingburg, NY, for Assault in the 2nd degree, a felony and the misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child and menacing in the 2nd degree.
This arrest was the result of an allegation that Corley used a knife to cause physical injury to a 16 year old male subject during a dispute between the parties. The victim was treated at Orange Regional Medical Center and later transferred to Westchester Medical Center for further observation. Read more
Numerous news outlets are reporting that there was a fight and stabbing at Liberty High School on June 6. The school was locked down for a time, but the lock down was cancelled and classes resumed by early afternoon.
School officials told news outlets that an unidentified assailant was in custody. One report said a 16-year-old female student was arrested, and that another female was the stabbing victim.
A 17-year-old male was also reportedly cut as he was trying to break up the fight.
No one else at the school was injured during the event.
Monticello Police arrested Angelo Deon Johnson (37) of Monticello on Tuesday 5/28/14. Johnson was charged with felonies for Assault in the 2nd degree, Tampering with physical evidence, and misdemeanors for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing Governmental Administration. New York State Parole also wanted Johnson on an arrest warrant for violation of parole. Read more
State Police Liberty continue to make arrests at Mysteryland:
--State Police investigated a motor vehicle/pedestrian accident on West Shore Rd. Raccid Vanbalsfoort, age 34 of Best Holland, NY was operating a Kubota UTV when he struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian was examined by EMS and declined treatment at the scene. Mr. Vanbalsfoort was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DWI. He was arraigned by T/J Barber in the town of Bethel Court and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. He will return to Bethel court on May 27, 2014 Read more
On Friday, May 23, 2014, State Police in Liberty conducted a traffic stop on Perry Road in the town of Bethel around the Mysteryland festival. Evelyn C. Pierrepont, age 23, of Locust Valley, NY was a passenger in a 2009 Mercedes which was stopped for an equipment violation while approaching Mysteryland. She was charged with felony Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance 4th (hallucinogen - LSD DMT), Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance 7th (hash oil & 1.9 grams Molly/MDMA), Unlawful Possession of Marihauna, PHL prescription container violation. Read more
On May 21, 2014, the State Police in Montgomery in conjunction with the State Police on Long Island, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Orange County District Attorney's Office arrested Richard J DeRosa, age 41, of Bellmore, New York for the felonies of criminal possession of a firearm and criminal impersonation 1st. Read more
On Tuesday May 20th, 2014 Liberty Troopers arrested an Ovid NY Man for operating a commercial vehicle while intoxicated. Read more
On Tuesday May 20th, 2014 Roscoe Troopers arrested a Long Eddy man for Criminal Mischief 4th; Disable equipment for emergency and Harassment 2nd.
Roscoe Troopers responded to a Long Eddy residence for a domestic incident. Upon investigation it was determined that Joshua Hauser, of Long Eddy, had gotten into a domestic dispute with his wife and during the dispute he destroyed his wife’s cell phone to prevent her from calling police and also spit in his wife’s face. Read more